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postpartum resources.

You are encouraged to seek appropriate assistance and medical care when necessary. It is always okay to ask for help if you or a loved one need help. Knowing the signs and symptoms of postpartum mood disorders, such as postpartum depression, can help you to identify the need for help sooner. Always speak to your care provider regarding any questions about your health, safety and well-being. If you experience symptoms of postpartum depression, milk supply concerns, infant care concerns, self-care concerns, or any pattern of feelings or behaviors that are not normal for you, please call your care provider to discuss your symptoms and how to feel better as well as treat any existing symptoms or potential conditions- or contact me to establish care and schedule an appointment. 

Postpartum Resources
Lactation Resources
Are you in need of immediate assistance?

If you or a loved one are experiencing delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, or are considering harming yourself or your baby please CALL 911 FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY. While rare, about 0.1% of births, these symptoms require immediate help and treatment. Birthing parents with a personal or family history of bipolar disorder or a previous psychotic episode are at risk for Postpartum Psychosis which increases the risk of suicide and infanticide. Please do not hesitate to call for help immediately if you or a loved one are exhibiting symptoms.

24/7 Crisis Support - Call 775-784-8090 or Text "ANSWER" to 839863

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Live Online Chat or call 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) if you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress.

Are you feeling like it could be more than baby blues?

If you or your loved one are worried about postpartum mood disorders but are not exhibiting the emergent symptoms listed above, the EPDS tool below and the resources to the left will help you to locate support. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale has been used to help parents and care providers identify postpartum depression since 1987. New parents can develop significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. This quick quiz can help your clinician to assist you with coping, your enjoyment of life, and family dynamics.
Click Here to answer the ten questions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and contact your care provider immediately if your score is ten or higher, or if you feel that you need medical assistance.

Click Here to read the tip sheet, "Depression and Anxiety: What do [birthing people] and their families need to know?" 

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